9 Insanely Creative Ways to Decorate a Cake That Are Easy as Pie
Watching shows like Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss, you might think that being a cake artist requires a pastry chef degree, a fine art degree, or both.But what if we told you that you could put down the fondant and sculpting tools, and create decorative cakes without breaking a sweat? Put that in your piping bag and eat it!
After you frost your cake, you can use these easy hacks to take your pastry game up a notch, simply by using ingredients that you already have in your home like cereal, candy, sprinkles, and edible flowers! We can hear the “oohs” and “aahs” of your impressed guests from all the way over here!
Draw Inspiration from the Cereal Aisle
Use Trix, Fruit Loops, and other colorful cereals as easy (and cheap!) cake decorations.
Make a Lacey Impression
Forget frosting: Try lace-dusting a cake by placing a piece of lace on top of your cake and shaking some sugar over the top.
Go-Go Glitter Cake Topper
This one’s easy: just go crazy with the edible sparkles.
Use edible flowers as decorations to spice up a regular chocolate cake.
Let It Glow
Did you know that adding tonic water to buttercream frosting will make it glow in the dark? This trick is the perfect touch for a spooky Halloween party.
Coat a Cake with Sprinkles
An oldie, but a goodie.
Rock Your Cake with Rock Candy
Rock candy makes a perfect alternative to powdered sugar and sanding sugar.
Brighten Things Up with Rainbow Candy
Rainbow airheads bent into the shape of a rainbow with some added marshmallow clouds? You’ve got yourself a festive party.
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Dirty
Crushed Oreos can turn a regular chocolate cake into a mud pie: you can even add gummy worms to add to the “dirt” authenticity.